Strawberry Cocktail Slot Review

It’s cold, dreary and wet outside, and many yearn for the long summer days. There are still a few months to go, but Pragmatic is bringing the summer to you now with Strawberry Cocktail Slot.

Get ready to sit poolside and forget about your woes in a serene environment with a drink in hand. It’s not quite the real thing, but the end of winter is in sight and Pragmatic’s latest offering reaffirms our lust for sunshine, good company, and those complimentary cocktails synonymous with those warmer days.

Will Strawberry Cocktail’s warming presence give it the longevity it needs to be relevant this summer? Let’s find out.

Strawberry Cocktail Base Game

Strawberry Cocktail Base Game and Features

Strawberry Cocktail is a 5-reel Video Slot with 10 fixed pay lines. Wins occur when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right or right to left, starting from the leftmost and rightmost reels.

Strawberry Cocktail has a minimum bet of £.€0.20 per spin, up to a maximum bet of £.€240 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 96.00% and a max win cap of 16,000x.

The highest-paying symbol here is the Pink Cocktail, followed by the Yellow and Green Cocktails. Low-paying symbols fall to Spades, Hearts, Clubs, and Diamonds. Wilds substitute for all other symbols except Scatters.

Pragmatic Play has skipped all base game features and jumped straight into a special Bonus round. The base game can be particularly dry, but will the Bonus round keep us on our toes?

Game Provider Pragmatic Play
Maximum Bet 240
Maximum Win 16,000x
Paylines 10
Release Date 22/02/2024
RTP 96.00%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.20

Bonus Feature

Landing 3, 4, or 5 Scatters in the base game triggers the Bonus Feature with an unlimited number of Free Spins. During this time, a mini-slot with 3 symbol rows appears in the middle of the grid.

Round the outside of the mini-slot is a square board with 26 positions representing symbols found in the mini-slot and exit signs. The mini-slot continuously spins, revealing a position on the board with each spin. If a symbol revealed on the square board matches one of the symbols on the mini-slot, it will pay according to the following paytable.

  • Pink Cocktail – 50x your bet.
  • Yellow Cocktail – 30x your bet.
  • Green Cocktail – 20x your bet.
  • Spades – 10x your bet.
  • Hearts – 5x your bet.
  • Clubs – 3x your bet.
  • Diamonds – 2x your bet.

When 2 or 3 symbols from the mini-slot match, the win is multiplied by x3 and x10 respectively. The round begins with an active Multiplier of x1. After every 4 Free Spins, the current Multiplier will double. If an Exit sign is revealed, the Bonus feature will end.

Depending on the number of triggering Scatters, 1, 3, and 4 Exit Signs will be visible for 3, 4, and 5 Scatters that trigger the Bonus Feature respectively.

Strawberry Cocktail Bonus Feature

Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK can participate in a Bonus Buy option. Here you can choose between 3, 4, and 5 triggering Scatters for 60x, 200x, and 600x your bet respectively.

Strawberry Cocktail: Our Verdict

Strawberry Cocktail doesn’t really step into the competitive world of slots with any standout features, other than its higher-than-normal win potential. It does feature a win both ways feature which can add some excitement to the game, but despite these small merits, it feels like a plain and lacklustre addition to Pragmatic Play’s otherwise engaging catalogue.

It lacks any real creative flair, and engaging intricacies are what we’ve come to expect from the provider that has proven themselves capable many times over. It feels more like a routine release, perhaps a quick filler to meet the demanding pace of their release schedule, which is notably busier compared to others in the industry.

It’s an understandable approach, but it doesn’t do justice to the Pragmatic Play name if you’re familiar with some of their more popular titles.

The Free Spins round does save it somewhat with an approach that isn’t entirely conventional, but it’s still not excitement of the highest order.

Overall, Strawberry Cocktail has fresh fruit and fresh weather for all pining over summer, but there’s nothing that fresh in terms of features here. For players seeking the thrill of Pragmatic’s usual flair, this slot might feel like a detour rather than a destination